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" Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose ; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim. "
THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION - Page 66
by RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...my present, and will always all circumstance, and what is called life, and what is called death. 26. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases...degrades the past, turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame, confounds the saint with the rogue, shoves Jesus and Judas equally aside. Why...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1875
...mine, it is not wit" (i. 53). With greater transcendental coarseness, he says on another occasion : " This one fact the world hates, that the soul becomes; for that ever degrades the past, turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame, confounds the saint...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...underlie my present, and will always all circumstance, and what is called life, and what is called death. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases...degrades the past; turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame; confounds the saint with the rogue; shoves Jesus and Judas equally aside. Why...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...called life, and what is called death. ^ Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in tKe instant of repose ; it resides in the moment of transition...degrades the past ; turns all riches to poverty ; all reputation to a shame ; confounds the saint with the rogue ; shoves Jesus and Judas equally aside....
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1842
...faith, law, and inspiration, for us living at this hour. ' Life only avails, not the having lived. * * * This one fact the world hates that the soul becomes ; for that for ever degrades the past, turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame ; confounds the...
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The Christian Teacher, Volume 4

1842
...serious and important subjects are treated, which grates harshly on the ear : as for instance, — " This one fact the world hates, that the soul becomes ; for that for ever degrades the past, turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame ; confounds the...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...and circumstances, as it does underlie my present, and what is called life, and what is called death. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases...the world hates, that the soul becomes ; for that for ever degrades the past, turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame, confounds the saint...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...underlie my present, and will always all circumstance, and what is called life, and what is called death. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases...the world hates, that the soul becomes; for, that for ever degrades the past; turns all riches to poverty ; all reputation to a shame; confounds the...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...underlie my present, and will always all circumstance, and what is called life, and what is called death. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases...the world hates, that the soul becomes; for, that for ever degrades the past; turns all riches to poverty ; all reputation to a shame ; confounds the...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...underlie my present, and will always all circumstance, and what is called life, and what is called death. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases...the world hates, that the soul becomes ; for, that for ever degrades the past ; turns all riches to poverty ; all reputation to a shame ; confounds the...
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